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Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo at the Carnegie Mellon Manufacturing Futures Initiative in Pittsburgh

Thank you. When President Biden asked me to take this job, he told me that one of his top priorities is the revitalization of our manufacturing economy. The main reason I took this job is because my dad lost his manufacturing job when it went overseas, like so many others. And my brother told me “Dad would be so proud of you if you were a part of bringing manufacturing jobs back to America.” So...

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Industry Leaders Call on Congress to Invest in America’s Future

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Earlier this week, the Department of Commerce released an alarming report confirming that the semiconductor supply chain remains fragile and it is essential that Congress move swiftly to pass the President’s proposed $52 billion in chips funding as soon as possible. With demand for chips continuing to outpace supply of these critical inputs, many manufacturing fabs are running at more than 90%...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo on the House’s Introduction of America Competes Act

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Today, following the House’s introduction of the America Competes Act to rebuild the domestic semiconductor manufacturing industry, strengthen supply chains, and invest in critical research, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement: “I want to thank Speaker Pelosi and the Committees for all their work to introduce this legislation, which includes essential...

Commerce Semiconductor Data Confirms Urgent Need for Congress to Pass U.S. Innovation and Competition Act

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce released the results from the Risks in the Semiconductor Supply Chain Request for Information (RFI) issued in Sept. 2021. Key findings from the report provided data-driven information about the depths of the semiconductor shortage and underscored the need for the President’s proposed $52 billion in domestic semiconductor production. The RFI showed that median...

Secretary Raimondo Announces Results of Request for Information on Semiconductor Supply Chain

Over the past year, Americans have come to understand the important role that semiconductors play in our everyday lives. The COVID pandemic created short supply and high demand across many industries, including semiconductors. While the private sector still has work to do to sort out their supply chains, we have seen several encouraging announcements on semiconductors: Last week, Intel announced...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo at the Intel Groundbreaking in Newark, Ohio

Thank you to Governor DeWine, Lt. Gov. Husted, Senator Brown and Senator Portman for inviting me to join you today. Senators Brown and Portman were essential partners in our work to pass the US Innovation and Competition Act in the Senate. Thank you, also, to Reps. Joyce Beatty and Troy Balderson for your support of domestic semiconductor manufacturing. My Deputy Secretary, Don Graves, is Ohio’s...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo at the White House Intel Announcement

Thank you to President Biden for inviting me to join you today. This is an exciting day for our country. Let me thank Pat Gelsinger and Intel for making this massive investment right here in America. From day one, President Biden has recognized that if we want to compete globally, we need to invest domestically. He has prioritized the revitalization of our manufacturing economy and has given those...

Statements from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves on Intel’s Announcement of a Semiconductor Facility in Columbus, Ohio

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves released the following statements today after Intel announced it would be investing $20 billion to build two semiconductor facilities outside Columbus, Ohio, and create 3,000 Intel jobs, and 7,000 construction jobs over the course of the build. Statement from Secretary Gina M. Raimondo: “This investment is a big...